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Frequently asked questions about the extraordinary synod of bishops
Sep 23 2014
Find out answers to questions such as, "What is a synod?"

Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process
Sep 22 2014
The Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

Pope, in Albania, says killing in God’s name is sacrilege
Sep 22 2014
Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

Pope: No ‘magic wand’; evangelizing takes hard work, trust in God
Sep 20 2014
Bring the Gospel to those who need it most, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried
Sep 18 2014
In a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

Doctrinal wars? Both sides fire over Communion for divorced, remarried
Sep 18 2014
The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating.

Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world
Sep 17 2014
Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, Pope Francis said.

Pope: People have yet to learn that war is madness, indifference a sin
Sep 16 2014
When will people ever learn that war is madness and conflicts are only resolved by forgiveness, Pope Francis asked.

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women
Sep 15 2014
Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman.